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Have you ever won a giveaway?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I've been trying my luck at a lot of giveaways in the past few years and never won anything, ever. For the past few weeks, I've been trying to do it a bit more intensively by doing as many retweets as possible and get as many entry points as possible, but now when I see my odds of winning, I can see that in the best case I have like one chance on over 7000, sometimes it's even 1/45000+. So my question is how many of you have ever won anything at all, and if you have, how often did it happen, how often do you try your luck?

 

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Yeah, I have won a couple.

Recently I won a mouse on this forum (after a couple original winners didn't respond and they had to redraw some winners). I have also won some game codes on this forum. When I have the game already I just give away the code to someone else who wants it more.

I have once also won a 'retweet to win' giveaway, it was for some augmented reality cards for a 3DS game :P 

Do contests also count? Because I won a couple things through that too..

 

I have tried my luck with all these Twitter, Gleam and whatever giveaways, but never got anything through it.


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I've never won a giveaway.


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I rarely participate in giveaways, but I managed to win two consecutive ones from the same place - a mousepad and a T-shirt. :D


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I won a mech game for the vita from the vita page on FB, 2 contests on here(Comic book box+led lights], and more.


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38 minutes ago, IAmAndre said:

Interesting. So what's the trick? Do you have to try many times or just be a lucky person?

Well, you could say both. If you enter a million giveaways, your chance to win giveaway is higher than if you enter one. But at the same time you have to be 'lucky'.


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2 hours ago, IAmAndre said:

Interesting. So what's the trick? Do you have to try many times or just be a lucky person?

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Only one, but it was hardly anything impactful i suppose. I won a OnePlus X Ceramic limited code back then to purchase it, but it got wasted :l, since i had to purchase it anyways, but couldnt get this code in any other way lol and on Ebay some folks were selling codes for 200€ l.l

 

Android Authority giveaways on the other hand, are impossible... You need like 700 facebook friends and over 1000 guys in your google + circle for it to work and they all have to use your provided link -.-, so only some guys can win... stupid as f.


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I always thought those "retweet and get XXX" giveaways are fake. 

Those youtubers (MKBHD and some other tech/gaming channel) never release a vid/tweet to show who won the contest. 

Am I wrong??? 


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2 minutes ago, mrchow19910319 said:

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Well, UnboxTherapy once had like 500 Iphone 6S to giveaway and he only ended up giving 15-20 of them. Most probably were sent back to Apple's warehouses for resale or recycling... 

 

And the ones that do giveaway, usually post on facebook or twitter, but since they tweet and writte theyr opinions so many fliggin times, it could be hard to see those.


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1 hour ago, VerticalDiscussions said:

Well, UnboxTherapy once had like 500 Iphone 6S to giveaway and he only ended up giving 15-20 of them. Most probably were sent back to Apple's warehouses for resale or recycling... 

 

And the ones that do giveaway, usually post on facebook or twitter, but since they tweet and writte theyr opinions so many fliggin times, it could be hard to see those.

I'm also wondering how that iPhone giveaway ended.

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Only giveaway I've ever won was a dark crisis booster box of yugioh cards back in the day.


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Yes one for a $5000 Canoe


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2 hours ago, valdyrgramr said:

It's my Nordic blood.

That's why I won the canoe :P Im from Finland and Sweden


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not from LTT

but I have elsewhere

480gb ssd

1300w G2

couple games

cablemod set

tshirt


Thats that. If you need to get in touch chances are you can find someone that knows me that can get in touch.

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